God Recycles Our Pain

Meet Shirley Thiessen

Nearly 6 years ago, Shirley and her husband Carey experienced a parent’s worst nightmare: the death of a child. Only 12 days after celebrating her son’s wedding, Shirley had the devastating task of planning her son Jordan’s funeral. 

While absorbing the horrendous nightmare of her son’s death, Shirley states, “One truth which has been imprinted on my heart as a result of my history with God, is this: Jesus is my foundation, my purpose and my living hope.” While my husband and my kids are at the epicentre of the people I love most dearly, they are not my only reason for living. They are not the ultimate source of my joy. Only God holds that spot.Shirley works as Major Gifts Manager at the Mustard Seed, and thanks God for the opportunity she has to come alongside her clients who are suffering from profound grief and loss. 

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